Every woman I know has her thing. Mine is a manicure. Having my nails perfectly painted just makes me feel a little more together than I actually am. Last September during my monthly mani the nail tech’s hand slipped causing the buffer tool to burn the tip of my pinky. It legit hurt, and three layers of my skin were temporarily gone.
No joke, for over a week I was seriously inhibited in what I could do. The tip of my pinky being burned affected every aspect of my day. Wrapping my fingers around my toothbrush, wiping the cafeteria tables, typing, and washing my hair were all uncomfortable reminders of what happened.
It’s hard for our human minds to comprehend how something so small and seemingly insignificant can make such a big impact – but it can, and it did. The purpose of the pinky is just as important as any other body part.
‘The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you,” ‘nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,’’1 Corinthians 12:21-22
As my pinky began to heal my thoughts jumped from the nail salon to the New Testament. Hello Paul and Ananias.
“So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, ‘Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.’” Acts 9:17
Paul was the preacher of his time – no doubt. He was and still is a pretty big deal, but don’t for a second dismiss Ananias. After all, he was the one that gave Paul the courage to go all out for God. Ananias was just as brave and just as obedient as Paul. Paul may have been the rock star, but Ananias – he was the rock.
The power of our purpose is in our willingness to be present for God. Oftentimes we are so worried about being perched on top of our own pedestal that we can’t embrace the power of the platform that God has prepared for us.
Dear Created Woman, don’t compare your purpose to another person’s plan. Don’t compare your outcome to their outtakes. You are not small. You are not insignificant. You are a part of God’s plan, and that fact alone is a pretty big deal.
I pinky promise.
1. How has God used a seemingly small event in your life in a much unexpectedly big way?
2. What aspects of your relationship with Christ do you need to work on to truly reach His purpose for your life?
3. Where are you in the CW process of fulfilling God's purpose for your life? (Dreams, Healing, Identity, Health, Purpose, Inside/Out/Fashion)